Montgomery Messenger

As in past years, the junior royalty and button designer of the annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks have had prominent positions in Montgomery’s winter parade. On Thursday, Nov. 29, grand marshals Ty Wohlers and Eydie Fleek, and button designer, Max Budin climbed aboard a specially designed...
The community’s Sharing Tree is located at the Happy Hour Bar. (Wade Young photo)
A word search book, soft granola bars, deodorant, body spray and a tin of cookies. These are some of the gift requests on the Montgomery Sharing Trees this year. The Christmas tradition where area residents make Christmas special for more than 100 members of the community who are at least 50 years...

Montgomery’s popular Torchlight Parade and Fireworks will be held tonight, Thursday, Nov. 29 starting with the parade at 6:30 p.m. (Messenger file photo)

Montgomery’s Torchlight Parade and Fireworks celebrates 26 years this holiday season. The Thursday, Nov. 29 event kicks off with a parade of approximately 50 lighted floats, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the north end of First (Main) Street. Parade participants this year include musical groups like the...
The Minnesota River Bulldog Hockey Team opened its season with a win and loss against North Branch and Dodge County. The team opened its season on Friday, Nov. 23 against North Branch. The team lost 5-1. Coach Shea Roehrkasse said he thought the team played well overall on the weekend, but just...
Le Sueur County will be honored Monday, Dec. 3 during the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) Annual Meeting in Bloomington. MCIT announced last week that Le Sueur County has been selected as the 2018 County of the Year. "The county has distinguished itself in the areas of loss...

Outgoing Lonsdale Fire Department Chief Mike Yetzer (right) is joined with newly appointed assistant fire chief Shannon Morsching (left) and Dave Pfluke as chief. Pfluke is currently assistant fire chief. Morsching and Pfluke will begin their new positions January 1. (Andrea Nelson Photo)

Leadership changes are about to take place on the Lonsdale Fire Department. Effective January 1, 2019, the city will have a new fire chief and assistant fire chief. Lonsdale’s current fire chief, Mike Yetzer, has served three terms as fire chief, which is the maximum allowed per the department’s...
Small Business Saturday on November 24 looked like it was well-received by a lot of people. I haven’t seen First Street that packed on a Saturday in a long time. Cars lined the street, causing some to spill over into the side streets for the morning and majority of the afternoon. It was good to...
Montgomery received its holiday dressing on Wednesday, Nov. 28, when workers from the City of Montgomery installed the holiday Czech banners and lighted decorations on First Street. The decorations made it up just in time for the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on Thursday, Nov. 29. The parade...

Seventh and eighth grade students in the advisory class of Shaun Robbins at TCU Montgomery Middle School hold a small portion of the clothes they collected for the people on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (Wade Young Photo)

A group of kids are taking kindness to the next level when they organized a clothing drive for the residents of the poorest county in the United States. Twenty students in Shaun Robbins’ seventh and eighth grade advisory class at TCU Montgomery Middle School organized and promoted a clothing drive...

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